01-03-17 Monster Trucks

“Can Monster Trucks drive on the road?” Big E asked me as we drove home this evening.

“I think so,” I replied. “I don’t see why not.”

“Can they ride on the dirt?”

“Yes,” I said.

“Well if they go on top of a house of dirt and fall off then they can’t drive on the dirt, can they mommy?” (Somehow that scenario made sense to him.)

“I’m guessing the answer is no.”

“Don’t you know about Monster Trucks??”

“You know honey, Daddy is the one that knows more about monster trucks than Mommy,” I told him.

“Yeah, Daddy knows about a lot more stuff than you!”

Ouch! Thanks, kid. Trying to redeem myself in his eyes I countered with, “Actually, there are things that mommy knows more about than Daddy!”

“Like motorcycles?” he replied.

“Um… no.”

Silence from the back seat.

After a beat he pipes up with, “Maybe you could read my book about machines at home. Then you would know stuff.”

I’ll get right on that, kid. 😉


“Sorry I couldn’t give this to you on Christmas day.”

img_20170103_202823I love you. I hope your finger feels better soon.

This evening I dropped by Chick-Fil-A and picked up dinner for me and the kids. One of the things that I like about Chick-Fil-A is that their kids meals always come with a book or a game, never a cheap plastic toy to litter my house. 🙂 This evening’s meal included a little pack of “Dinner Games” cards. The little plastic container was filled with cards to encourage interaction and fun at meal time. There were a few games where we had to guess things about each other, and ones that led to silly faces and lots of giggles. It was a wonderful way to sneak in a little quality time with the kids before bedtime.

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